Archive for January, 2013


Brett Jackson Has “No Intention of Going to Iowa” and Other Bullets

Brett Jackson Has “No Intention of Going to Iowa” and Other Bullets

The would-be center fielder wants to start the year with the big club. Plus bits on Villanueva, Loux, and Pevey … and those promised full Wrigley pictures.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: New Funding Plan Reportedly Well-Received By Mayor’s Office

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: New Funding Plan Reportedly Well-Received By Mayor’s Office

Most are on board with the Ricketts’ plan to pay for the renovation, themselves. What restrictions are they looking to have lifted in order to do so?

by January 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

The ‘Down on the Farm’ Panel at the Cubs Convention: Baez, Vogelbach, Vizcaino, Vitters, More

The ‘Down on the Farm’ Panel at the Cubs Convention: Baez, Vogelbach, Vizcaino, Vitters, More

Always one of the better panels at CubsCon, yesterday offered a great many interesting prospecting bits.

by January 21, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Matt Garza and the Cubs on the Same Page Regarding Extension Talks and Other Bullets

Matt Garza and the Cubs on the Same Page Regarding Extension Talks and Other Bullets

Once again, Spring Training looks to be key for Garza.

by January 21, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Convention Bullets: Wrigley Renovation Funding, Sosa, Villanueva, DR and ST Facilities, More

Cubs Convention Bullets: Wrigley Renovation Funding, Sosa, Villanueva, DR and ST Facilities, More

The substantive news – quite a bit of it – from yesterday’s panels.

by January 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Wrigley Renovation Plans Revealed: The Overview, the Financing, and the Pictures

Wrigley Renovation Plans Revealed: The Overview, the Financing, and the Pictures

The highlight of the Convention was the plan – as official as anything we’ve yet heard – to renovate Wrigley Field to the tune of $300 million.

by January 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

CubsCon 2013 – Saturday Morning Update (With a Splash of Justin Upton)

CubsCon 2013 – Saturday Morning Update (With a Splash of Justin Upton)

It’s day two of the Convention, and I’m off to see the panels.

by January 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Meta
Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Jeff Samardzija and James Russell on One-Year Deals

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Jeff Samardzija and James Russell on One-Year Deals

Russell gets $1.075 million, Samardzija gets $2.64 million plus incentives.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Moving Games from Wrigley Was Seriously Considered

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Moving Games from Wrigley Was Seriously Considered

The Cubs would have used Miller Park in April and May of 2014 and 2015. But that plan has now been scrapped.

by January 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

Meta: CubsCon 2013 – I Have Arrived

Meta: CubsCon 2013 – I Have Arrived

It’s so good to be back in Chicago.

by January 18, 2013 Meta
Top Prospect Javier Baez Getting Lots of Love … and Prep for the Big Leagues

Top Prospect Javier Baez Getting Lots of Love … and Prep for the Big Leagues

Baez was the youngest participant at the Cubs’ first rookie development camp in Chicago this week.

by January 18, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Mark Prior and Kerry Wood Talk to Cubs Prospects and Other Bullets

Mark Prior and Kerry Wood Talk to Cubs Prospects and Other Bullets

The former future of the Cubs recently spoke to the current future of the Cubs about, among other things, dealing with hype.

Matt Garza and the Cubs Avoid Arbitration on One-Year, $10.25 Million Contract for 2013

Matt Garza and the Cubs Avoid Arbitration on One-Year, $10.25 Million Contract for 2013

Well that was a lot easier than last year.